Book Review in Three: Federal Husband

I recently heard of the term, "first generation Christian father" as a moniker for a God-fearing dad who just trying to figure things out. He has had no godly father to show him the ropes and often that father has shown him how to fall of the ship. I resonate deeply with this description. I…

Book Review in Three: Extreme Ownership

Some books you read for lesiure.  Some books you read for a kick in the pants.  Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is the later kind of book.   At it’s core, the book drives home this powerful point:  Effective leaders take complete ownership of everything…

Fathers: Own the Education of your Children

This post is a continuation of my line of reasoning on Christian families leaving the government schools. To get up to speed, I recommend you first go back and read it here. Fathers, I specifically want to talk to you at this point. If we follow the logic up stream of God's command in Ephesian's…

Trigger Warning: Christians Parents, Leave the Public Schools Now

If you have made past the title of this post, thanks for staying. I realize that from the start I have offended many of you. If you have paused your outrage for a moment because you want to hear what seemingly crazy-brained arguments follow, I offer an even greater thanks for giving me a chance.…

Book Review in Three: The Oresteia

I have terrible eyesight. Around ninth grade, my teacher had noticed that I was struggling to see the board from the front row and recommended it was time to get an eye exam. Too my parents credit, I did my best to fake my way through the problem for several years because in the nineties…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Epilogue Part II

In my last installment of my review of Stanley's book I'd like to focus on the word Irresistible in the title. Ever since I dove into this book, I've thought the title to be incredibly ironic. Stanley is deeply troubled that people are not experiencing authentic faith. He is deeply troubled that American Christians don't…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Epilogue Part I

Having given my thoughts and refutations to Stanley's claims in my previous posts, I wanted to climb up to look at his book from 30,000 feet. Stanley's thesis is that the church in the west has an apologetics problem. I believe him on this point. Not too long after I finished Irresistible Ligonier Ministries released…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Chapters 21-24 Reviewed

As we look at the final section of this book, we see the real heart of why Stanley wanted to write it. He's noticed something we should all be very concerned about: Christians don't know what they believe and they don't know how to share the gospel. Our roots in the West, if we think…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Chapters 14 – 20 Reviewed

In the third section of his book, Andy makes the argument that the summary of the law given by Jesus is a "new law." This another key point that supposedly reinforces his claimed abrogation of all of the OT.  Here is what Jesus said: But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees,…

Andy Stanley’s Irresistible: Chapters 10-12 Reviewed

Let's pick up were we left off... I mentioned in my previous post that a good lie has a good deal of truth in it. The core of this combination comes out in the way Stanley uses the words fulfillment and replacement. For him, the Old Testament was fulfilled so that it could be replaced.…